Lawsuit Against United States By AdSurfDaily Figures Todd Disner And Dwight Owen Schweitzer Now Officially Transferred From Florida To District Of Columbia; Case Assigned To Judge Collyer
The lawsuit against the U.S. government filed by AdSurfDaily figures Todd Disner and Dwight Owen Schweitzer now appears on the court docket in the District of Columbia, meaning the case formally has been transferred from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer has been assigned the case, which was ordered transferred July 23 by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the Southern District of Florida. It will be at least the fifth ASD-related case Collyer has overseen. The judge has presided over at least three forfeiture cases, a racketeering lawsuit filed by some ASD members against ASD President Andy Bowdoin — and the criminal case against Bowdoin.
Disner and Schweitzer — who went on to become affiliates of the Zeek Rewards MLM “program” that now is the subject of an examination by the office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper — sued the United States in November 2011. The ASD duo alleged their Constitutional rights were violated when the government seized ASD’s database in 2008. The pair also alleged that undercover agents who joined ASD had a duty to inform ASD management and that the government had gone shopping for a friendly forum in the District of Columbia when bringing the civil forfeiture case against tens of millions of dollars in the personal bank accounts of Bowdoin.
Meanwhile, Disner and Schweitzer — relying in part on a purported expert opinion by purported MLM expert Keith Laggos that ASD was not a Ponzi scheme — accused the government of presenting a “tissue of lies” when bringing the ASD Ponzi case. Disner and Schweitzer contended that ASD was not a Ponzi scheme and had been conducting business lawfully before the federal seizure.
Only months after Disner and Schweitzer presented the Laggos’ opinion to Judge Altonaga in Florida, Bowdoin pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia before Collyer to a Ponzi-related charge of wire fraud.
In a statement of offense, Bowdoin acknowledged ASD was a Ponzi scheme and had never operated lawfully from its 2006 inception.
Laggos was hired as a “consultant” by Zeek, but the firm appears to have dumped him last month. Details surrounding Laggos’ departure from Zeek remain unclear.
Litigation surrounding the ASD case has been marked by bizarre events. ASD is known to have ties to the so-called “sovereign citizens” movement. ASD figure Curtis Richmond, a purported “sovereign” being, once accused Collyer of “TREASON.” Meanwhile, ASD figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming is jailed near Seattle on charges of filing bogus liens against at least five public officials involved in the ASD case, including a federal judge, three federal prosecutors and the lead U.S. Secret Service agent on the ASD case.
Leaming also is accused of being a felon in possession of firearms, harboring two federal fugitives from Arkansas involved in a massive mail-fraud scam centered around a home-based business and uttering a false “Bonded Promissory” note. Leaming now is seeking to sue President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Earlier, Leaming and ASD figure Christian Oesch sought unsuccessfully to sue the United States, apparently for the staggering sum of more than $29 trillion.